Three people were killed and 15 were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday evening.
The three victims have been identified as Stephen Romero, 6, of San Jose, CA; Keyla Salazar, 13, of San Jose, CA; and Trevor Irby, 25, of Romulus, NY.
The shooter, identified by authorities as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, was killed by police at the scene. No motive has been disclosed yet, although an Instagram account posted under his name made a reference to a white supremacist text.
Gilroy is a city about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco and is known as "The Garlic Capital of the World." Its annual festival usually attracts about 100,000 people, the Associated Press reported. The shooting occurred on the last day of the festival.
Ahead is what we know about the victims so far.
Keyla Salazar, 13
Keyla Salazar, a 13-year-old from San Jose, CA, was identified as a victim by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office late Monday. The teen reportedly stayed behind during the shooting to help a relative who uses a cane to walk, according to her family.Her aunt Katiuska Pimentel told BuzzFeed News that Keyla would have turned 14 in August. "We just want Keyla to be remembered as someone that is beautiful. She really cared a lot about other people. She loved animals. She had big dreams and aspirations, and her life was cut short," she said.South County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, a local business, created a GoFundMe for the family.
Stephen Romero, 6
Stephen Romero, a 6-year-old from San Jose, CA, was the first victim identified in the mass shooting. The boy’s family confirmed his identity Monday morning. Stephen was at the festival with his mother and grandmother, both of whom were injured and hospitalized."My son had his whole life to live and he was only 6. That's all I can say," Stephen's father Alberto Romero told NBC Bay Area. Stephen had celebrated his sixth birthday last month.Stephen's other grandmother, Maribel Romero, told ABC7 News her grandson was a “loving boy” who was "always kind, happy, and, you know, playful."South County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram created a GoFundMe for the family.
Trevor Irby, 25
Trevor Irby, a 25-year old from Romulus, NY, was identified as a victim of the shooting by the Santa Clara County coroner’s office late Monday. He was at the festival with his girlfriend, who was not injured, according to BuzzFeed News. Irby graduated from Keuka College in upstate New York in 2017 with a biology degree.Irby’s best friends have set up a GoFundMe on behalf of his family to offset the costs of his funeral. His friends remembered him as a “kind and positive soul” and “an excellent pillar of the Keuka College and Romulus communities.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.